By Milton Chen
Chapter 1 The pondering part: Getting Smarter approximately studying (pages 11–34):
Chapter 2 The Curriculum area: genuine studying and actual evaluation (pages 35–85):
Chapter three The know-how part: placing sleek instruments in younger fingers (pages 87–138):
Chapter four The Time/Place facet: studying Any Time, at any place (pages 139–188):
Chapter five The Co?Teaching area: lecturers, specialists, and oldsters as Coeducators (pages 189–212):
Chapter 6 The adolescence part: electronic freshmen sporting swap of their wallet (pages 213–239):
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It included: a Start individualizing education as soon as possible, in every responsible way possible. a Initiate a large-scale curriculum development program. a Pay teachers more and treat them as masters. a Use computers to teach more than just how to use computers. a Institute tough, consistent rules concerning dangerous or disruptive behavior. a Get parents and the community involved in the schools. But his eleventh point stands as the key to the previous ten: Make school exciting, challenging, and vivid.
What types of problems and experiences engage students to want to calculate and think mathematically? Both are important in assessing and improving student learning. What kinds of tests are useful? And what larger assessment programs can improve learning? Teachers are vital in a student-centered classroom, but they play a different role when technology is the platform for content and collaboration. Students’ heads are connected to their hearts. Both need to be engaged for productive student learning.
Nichols. ’’ The child answers, ‘‘Well, we sat in the gym and the teacher passed out these books and we turned to chapter one, about passing the basketball. ’’ The child continues, ‘‘We read the next chapter about dribbling. And another chapter on shooting. ’’ ‘‘No,’’ the child sighs. ’’ Nichols said that parents in America would never stand for this, for sports to be taught to their children solely through memorizing terms and reading about what athletes do. Sports require performance, watching others perform, and observing oneself performing.
Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools by Milton Chen